Every Sperm Is Sacred

I’ll tell you what. I’m staying the hell off that island! I knew Kate was going to get pregnant. I know it’s not confirmed, but Juliet will be checking her out next. Look at it this way, if Jin can succeed with amped up versions of his previously low (off-island) sperm count, then Sawyer, who already has a kid with Cassidy (Clementine), is sure to have Olympic quality swimmers.

So, what’s the deal with all the languages the parachutist (her character name is Naomi according to TV Guide) is speaking? If I knew multiple languages and needed help, I know I’d definitely try them all until someone understands, but she had no reason to go on after she spoke Spanish and Hurley was able to translate. She goes on to speak in Chinese and then Italian, which Patchy (yes, Mikhail is alive) understands, and then says, “I am not alone” in Portuguese, which Patchy translates to the group as, “thank you”. Perhaps she was just delirious or maybe she was waiting for someone in a DHARMA uniform to understand her, so she could tell him that she wasn’t alone. My guess is that Mikhail was waiting until she saw her flair, which Hurley shot, to go and get her. However, she did have that photocopied picture of Desmond and Penny with her, so who knows for sure. I think we’ll find out soon, I hope.

Thanks to Lostpedia, here’s what she said:
– Me estoy muriendo” is Spanish for “I am dying” (from the captions).
– She mutters in an “asian language” (from the captions) which Jin claims is Chinese, not Korean. “chu le shen me shi” is Chinese for “What happened?” or “What’s going on?”.
– “Aiutarmi sto morendo” is Italian for “Help me I’m dying” (from the captions; partially incorrect, but comprehensible).
– After Mikhail and Desmond treat Naomi’s wound, she says something in Portuguese not spelled out in the captions. It is not “Thank you” as Mikhail claims. Instead, it sounds like “Eu não estou só” which is Portuguese (spoken with a Brazilian accent) for “I am not alone.”

By the way, since the island has these amazing powers that can heal people rather quickly (like a punctured lung in a day and a half), the whole pregnant women dying thing does make sense. The island must amp up the antibodies that help fight infections and heal wounds, but we learned that when a woman is pregnant, the immune system treats the baby as a foreign body and tries to kill it, which also kills mom in the process. However, this doesn’t explain why Ben has a tumor or why he is still in a wheelchair. You’d think that he’d have a direct channel to the healing powers of the island.

It was kind of interesting to find out that the reason why Jin rose to an “executive” position within Paik Industries may have had more to do with Sun borrowing money from her dad then with Jin asking Mr. Paik for permission to marry his daughter, which I originally thought. You could make the connection that this was the reason why Jin became a much nastier person to Sun during their marriage and that her actions were really the cause. At least we know that the baby is Jin’s. What we don’t know is if Jin’s dad is his biological father because like Sun, Jin’s mother likes sleeping with other men; a lot of other men. Not that it matters at this point, but I thought it was an interesting similarity.

For the second week in a row, we had a Catch-22 situation. Last week, Desmond was basically in a “damned if I do, damned if I don’t” predicament because he felt that he probably needed to let Charlie die in order for things to work exactly as he had envisioned they would, but he saved Charlie and maybe he altered other events in the “space-time continuum” as a result. This week, Sun was in a no win situation as well. She was either going to discover that the baby wasn’t Jin’s or learn that she was going to die. She learned the latter and based on her reaction, I think she was happier knowing the baby was Jin’s. So now the questions are, can the recurring premonitions that Desmond is having about Charlie’s death be erased by some other action and can Sun actually become the first pregnant woman on the island to survive, at least past her second trimester?

Really quickly with regards to Juliet, she mentioned that they’ve been on the island for approximately 90 days, but she also said that it was Saturday during her recording, which would make the date December 18, 2004. Oh yeah, she also hates Ben!

I don’t know if anyone else is picking up on this, but there’s definitely an undercurrent of a power struggle that is building up more and more. A power struggle between Jack and Sawyer has always existed and there have been power struggles between other LOSTies since the very beginning, but there are a number of things that seem to be coming to a head. The episode when Hurley positioned Sawyer as the new leader came an episode before Jack’s return and he returned with an Other. Charlie didn’t want to trust Jack when he brought Juliet over to help Claire and Sun questioned Kate as to whether or not they can trust Jack anymore. Sawyer seemed to enjoy the way he felt when stepping up a bit to be a leader and he “finally” beat Jack at something – ping pong, not to mention sleeping with Ana Lucia and Ms. Austen, both of whom Jack expressed an interest in.

As soon as Juliet’s purpose for being there with the LOSTies is revealed, there’s going to be some major divisions amongst the beach dwellers and I envision a bit of Lord of the Flies action heading our way. Who is going to side with who will be the big question and my gut tells me that most of the castaways will gravitate toward Sawyer simply because they won’t trust Jack. I don’t really think that anyone has any reason to not trust Jack, but he makes poor decisions when it comes to trusting people himself and that puts them at risk. With Sawyer, they already know that he’s a con artist and can never be completely trusted, but when it comes to confronting the Others, he has always stepped up with the group to fight against them. He also has street smarts and his manipulation skills might come in handy when trying to protect himself and those close to him. He was even willing to sacrifice his own life to save Kate when Pickett had a gun to his head.

I forgot to include one of my favorite lines from last week’s episode when Sawyer a approaches Jack and Juliet at her tent. He said, “You guys fighting over who’s your favorite other?” Classic! Also, I came across a post on the Internet that reminded me that Ruth (Desmond’s ex-fiancé) and Penny both said the same line to Desmond, “Have the decency to admit that you’re a coward”.

According to the latest podcast, the executive producers indicated that we would find out where that mysterious wire leads in an upcoming episode. My guess is that it leads to the underwater sonar Mikhail referred to in a recent episode that hasn’t functioned since the hatch imploded.

I haven’t mentioned the final scene for a reason. I basically had the same reaction as Hurley did when he heard that Flight 815 had been found and that there were no survivors. There had better be a really good explanation for this new revelation that seems impossible. Yeah, I fully realize that a lot of what happens on this show seems impossible, but this almost seems ridiculous. I can only think of two possibilities – a second plane or time travel. I’ll refrain from commenting further until we learn more.


One Response to Every Sperm Is Sacred

  1. Ken says:

    I’m also thinking there better be a really good explanation as to how “Patchy” can be alive. The writers like to drop bombs on us and then walk away without explaining anything. Aarrgghhh!!

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